Belle

PG| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) of a British admiral plays an important role in the campaign to abolish slavery in England.

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Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Belle (2014)

Release Date: May 2nd, 2014|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • Belle, with its country manors and its city slums, its snooty nobles and its fiery idealists, its ballroom dances and barroom conspiracies, brings these themes to a dramatic head: romance and race, privilege and justice. show more

  • Belle's extraordinary intelligence is most evident in its slow but satisfying disentanglement of the jumble of privileges and disadvantages that the wealthy, aristocratic, and learned — but also female, half-black, and pitifully sheltered — Dido embodies. show more

  • Though the inventions of Misan Sagay's script emphasize concerns over dowries and social rank that will be grating for many contemporary viewers, extracting little of the humor that Austen regularly found in such hang-ups, the picture's sour notes are balanced by fine performances and clear historical appeal. show more

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  • September 27, 2014 Roberta
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    I loved it. It was an amazing story and the art work is priceless. I must have it in my library.

  • September 06, 2014 john
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    why do we have to have equal rights in movies too? I hate the new america i want the old one back!

  • June 23, 2014 Margaret Opine
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    HISTORICAL AND IMPECCABLY DONE. A REAL MOMENT IN WESTERN HISTORY FOR ALL OF US MODERN PEOPLE. (SURE, SOME CREATIVE LICENSE WAS DONE--AND--WHEN IS IT NOT DONE? IT IS JUST A GOOD MOVIE. SEEN IT MORE THAN ONCE WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE; WILL BUY IT FOR MY LIBRARY. I LIKE THE POINT IT MAKES ABOUT PEOPLE. IT IS RATHER "FREEING" OF OLD IDEALS AND IDEAS.--MO

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